The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server 2008 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Uxbridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Rank 20 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 1.43% 1.82% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% 9.52% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £325 £375 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -12.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.93% +13.15%
Operating Systems Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 20.00% 19.09% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 16
Average daily rate £253 £490 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.46% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £190 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.04 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Server 2008
London

Windows Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Uxbridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

Windows Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Uxbridge region.

Windows Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Windows Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2008 across the Uxbridge region.

Windows Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Windows Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) vSphere
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) Xen
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) Law
6 2 (28.57%) Retail
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) Compaq
6 2 (28.57%) EMC
6 2 (28.57%) Intel
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
7 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 1 (14.29%) S/MIME
7 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
7 1 (14.29%) Symantec
7 1 (14.29%) Blackberry

Windows Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge region citing Windows Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) WorkSite
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) S/MIME
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Server Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Server Support
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Xen
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Compaq
3 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 2 (28.57%) Intel
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
4 1 (14.29%) CA